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Nickel, Luke: Kyrie 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Kyrie
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    8
  • Year of composition: 
    2013
  • First performance (year): 
    2014
  • First performance (venue): 
    Crescent Fort Rouge Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Kyrie is a drastic reimagining of early renaissance choral music in which I use barelyremembered fragments of William Byrd combined with onstage compositional processes to form a ritual sound mass. Kyrie is an investigation into the beauty of the background.
    [score summary]:
    foreground : fragments of Kyrie from William Byrd’s mass for 4 voices
    background : open fifth + shifting tuning of open 5th
    ground : implied harmonic bass of drones
    bridge : microtonal duet

  • Technical specs: 

    If Kyrie is to be performed a capella for an SATB choir (10/10/10/10), the division should be as follows.
    Soprano:
    1 solo #1
    2 moving drone (D)
    2 fixed drone (D)
    5 Soprano Part

    Alto:
    1 solo #2
    2 moving drone (G)
    7 Alto Part

    Tenor:
    3 fixed drone (G, falsetto)
    7 Tenor Part

    Bass:
    4 Bass instrument or voice(s)
    6 Bass Part

    Additional Equipment:
    In addition to the voices, all singers singing drones, moving drones, and solos will need a portable music playing device, earbud headphones, and soundproof earcovers (such as those used in construction work) to block sound. If selected, I will provide these voices with the audio guides for their parts (simple pitchmatching).

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
40
Musicians
Soprano(s)
10
Alto(s)
10
Tenor(s)
10
Bass(es)
10

 

 

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